12. Read as much as you can.
Read more. Even though you might feel that you don’t have the time to add ‘non-compulsory’ reading to your daily schedule, but books will always be your most loyal friends.
13. Be nice to others.
Want to make your life worth it so people would remember you? It is actually simple and not necessarily involves an era-defining accomplishment. Try to be nice to others- for the heck of it. No alternative motives. You won’t be disappointed with the results.
14. Don’t hold yourself back.
Stop holding yourself back, and let go of all those inhibitions and insecurities that you hold so dear to your heart.
As I said before- there is no time like the present. Do everything that you have wanted to do and never put it off for another day. This is the only way to make sure when death comes knocking on your door you won’t have a single regret.
15. Work for the right relationship.
Stop daydreaming about a ‘forever’ and start working on making it happen. Relationships take work and effort. If you keep giving up on people too soon, thinking ‘The (rather elusive) One’ would be perfect in every way you would always end up disappointed.
16. Be economical with money.
Splurging might sound fun, but actually, it is not. If you learn to live happily with the little that you have, you won’t find it a problem to hold on to a lot, when it comes your way.
17. Know what life is actually about.
Don’t think to achieve a certain number- be it your figure, your marks or your salary will change your life. The quality of our life is defined by our habits and not by the milestones we may or may not have achieved.
18. Focus on good values.
To make sure that you don’t lose yourself while chasing after your dreams make a list of the values which are the most essential to you. Now this will be your guideline every time you need to make a tough decision.
19. Be graceful when letting someone go.
Burning bridges sounds fun but is not. It is much more graceful and pragmatic to disentangle yourself from people, jobs, or places gently and without much wear or tear.
20. Value truth.
Seek truth. If ever you are doubtful, don’t hesitate in asking for what is the exact reality of things. After all, it is the truth that separates us from animals.
21. Deal with your insecurities.
Instead of feeding your insecurities and discomfort with quick fixes, try to find out what is wrong. Not only are these quick fixes dangerous, but they also make you hold yourself back and not do what you really want to.
22. Don’t project your flaws on others.
Look for how you project blame and your insecurities on people around you. You might not even realize this but usually what we hate in others is actually what we lack ourselves.
23. Try to get out of your comfort zone.
As the heading suggests- don’t be afraid to leave your comfort zone. Look for purpose in your life rather than just pleasure. Pleasure just numbs your discomfort. Purpose, not just makes the discomfort bearable but also give you a way to change it.
24. Don’t consider social media to be the truth.
Social media is not the standard to which you compare your life to. Your life is your reality, whereas Instagram can hardly be said to be real at all. It is as many steps further from reality as it has filters to distort real life.
25. Live in the present.
You need to start living your life in the present. And to do that you need to be happy in your present condition. Happiness comes from within and no amount of money or status or person can change it.
If you can’t be happy with yourself, you can’t be happy with someone else. Happiness is not bound to milestones.
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